NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090

Compare NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 24 GB, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

87 %
193 %
121% significantly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

Volumetric ray casting test, a computationally expensive method of rendering high-quality scenes

111 FPS
248 FPS
137 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

77 FPS
141 FPS
64 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

83 FPS
195 FPS
112 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

55 FPS
113 FPS
58 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

126,130
238,123
88% significantly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

114,956
204,921
78% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

93,540
138,859
48% significantly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

11,584
19,931
72% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,650 MHz
17% slightly higher core clock speed
1,400 MHz

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,815 MHz
7% slightly higher boost clock speed
1,695 MHz

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

8 GiB
24 GiB
200% significantly more memory

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

256 Bit
384 Bit
49% significantly larger memory bus width

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

496 GB/s
936 GB/s
88% significantly higher memory bandwidth

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

250 W
40% slightly lower TDP
350 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

116 Gigapixels/s
190 Gigapixels/s
63% significantly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

349 Gigatexels/s
556 Gigatexels/s
59% significantly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

11 TFLOPS
36 TFLOPS
219% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

3,072
10,496
241% significantly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

192
328
70% significantly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

64
112
75% significantly more render output processors

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

33rd of 526
4th of 526

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

July 2019
September 2020

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

GDDR6
GDDR6X

DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported

12.0
12.0

OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported

4.6
4.6

GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER vs GeForce RTX 3090 specs and performance

For gaming, the GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card is better than the GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER in our tests.

In our comparison, the GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER has a slightly higher core clock speed. The core clock speed (or base speed) is the frequency at which the GPU core runs. This metric makes sense when comparing GPUs of a similar architecture or generation. In addition, the GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER also has a slightly higher boost clock speed. This is a frequency that can be reached if the GPU is cooled sufficiently and has enough power.

Furthermore, the spec sheet for both these GPUs show that the GeForce RTX 3090 has significantly more memory with 24 GiB of memory compared to 8 GiB. Lots of memory is good when playing at high resolutions or with many monitors.

In addition, the GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER has a slightly lower TDP at 250 W when compared to the GeForce RTX 3090 at 350 W. TDP (Thermal Design Power) measures total heat output from the chip.

In conclusion, all specs and GPU benchmarks considered, will recommend the GeForce RTX 3090 over the GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER.

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